Middel Colonies

New York

  • Found in 1664 by Peter Minuit.
  • Named after the Duke of York and Albany, the brother of King Charles II of England.
  • Natural resources: Good farmland, timber, furs and coal. Iron ore was a particularly important natural resource.
  • The Middle Colonies were the big food producing region that included corn and wheat and livestock including beef and pork.

New Jersey

  • found in 1660 by Lord Berkeley.
  • Named after the British island of Jersey, situated in the English Channel and part of the Channel Islands.
  • Middle colonies had

    Warm summers and

    Cold winters

    Reason for finding was for

    Trades and profits